HC Deb 24 May 1867 vol 187 c1021

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Why it is that a Return having reference to Fees paid to Clerks to Justices, which was ordered by the House on the 25th of June, 1866, and laid upon the table on the 19th of February last, has not been presented in the tabular form ordered by the House of Commons?


, in reply, said, the reason why the Returns were not presented in the tabular form was that they had not reached the Department in that state, and there was no staff in the Department to put into shape the documents which were sent. They were consequently presented to the House of Commons in the shape in which they were received.


said, he would take an early opportunity of asking the opinion of the House upon the subject.

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